Road Racing News

Ten Questions Challenge – Steve Plater

2009 Senior TT winner, three times feature North West 200 Superbike winner, a twice Macau GP champion and unquestionably one of the foremost international road racers of the modern era, 12 times international road race winner Steve Plater is the next rider to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.

Steve’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?

“Only raced Macau, North West 200 & TT all internationals. TT being the favourite.”

Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?

“2009 TT winning Fireblade (Honda) but best race bike I have ridden, Kenny Roberts Jnr 1999 Factory RGV500 Suzuki.”

Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?


Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?

“Never raced the Ulster. TT best but North West 200 best mass start event.”

Photo by Rod Neill

Q5: Most Respected Rival?

“John Crawford”

Q6: Best roads moment thus far?

“Winning the Senior TT”

Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?


Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?

“Ian Hutchinson”

Q9: Supersport or Superbike?


Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?

“Neither, just the win will do!”

Words by Stevie Rial